A Wisconsin dentist who intentionally broke patients’ teeth to fix them and get insurance money has been sentenced.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 62-year-old Scott Charmoli of Grafton would tell patients they needed crowns put in on their teeth when they didn’t need them. He’d then fake x-rays and harm teeth beforehand to make sure insurance companies would pay out on the procedures.
Investigators say he put in over 16 hundred crowns on patients in just 2 years. That’s nearly six times the average of most dentists.
Charmoli will spend four and a half years in federal prison on fraud charges.